OK, Sorry for the late reply, The overall problem was fuel starvation to the front carburetor.
This car has sat for many many years and over the winter I rebuilt the carbs but didn't notice blockage from the fuel line to the carb so the front was fuel starved.
It literally took the mechanic and hour and he had it running.
Since it was parked for so long and had various mechanics (including myself) jacking things up, we spent a week making things right. Re attaching the throttle linkage, and choke, flushing the cooling system, checking compression etc. It ran nicely even the cooling fans kicked on three cycles and the temp gauge and oil pressure worked.
I brought the car home today and plan to fix the clutch (flat on the floor) and replace tires, chance oil, trans fluid, brake fluid and do the paint and body etc.
Once the new year rollls around I will take it back to the mechanic and he is going to do a belt service, adjust valves, new water pump and balance the carbs.
By spring she will be back in order and my S2 is next in line.
1985 Lotus Turbo Esprit
1991 Lotus Elan M100